Below: The yield difference was about 5 bu per ac across the scales and the Chrome pea averaged 95 bu per ac!
We survived mega winter!
Shipping and cleaning slowed down a bit this past week as we fell into the deep freeze. We participated in the Irrigated Crop Production Update in Lethbridge and talked to a number of customers. In the office we are completing spec sheets for shipping, doing paperwork and booking seed in for people.
I will be at Farm Tech this week so if you want to visit at the show let me know.
This post will go over new yellow pea varieties, the hot green pea market, as well as jumbo yellow peas and maple pea contract opportunities.
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AAC Chrome - Yellow pea
Our new yellow pea that we dropped CDC Inca and AAC Lacombe for is AAC Chrome. It showed so well for us the past few seasons that we knew it would be in high demand as it won most of the regional variety trials in the province. It stands very well, yields 4-5% better than our past top variety and has good seed coat integrity to reduce splitting risk. We did not see seed shatter on the ground when over ripe as well. AAC Chrome will be a variety you need to try if you are a pea grower.
AAC Liscard - Maple Pea
AAC Liscard has been on the market for a couple seasons and customers keep telling me it stands as good as a yellow pea and yields as well also! The seed size is small on AAC Liscard. The maple pea market is a smaller market and has been very hot in the past few seasons. The maple pea market has slowed a little bit right now but new crop contracts look to be better than yellow peas at this time. Your local pulse buyer may be contracting this variety or you can contract with Chris from XPT Grain 306-209-7746
Abarth - Jumbo Yellow
This variety has large size and yields have been very good for customers. He also does an organic program with this variety. There may be a small amount of a new replacement variety available called AAC Delhi this season.
Chris from XPT Grain 306-209-7746 has put together a program for jumbo yellow peas in the past few season and farms have had success working with him.
Below AAC Delhi on the right:
CDC Spruce - Green Pea
We had planned on having Greenwater Green Pea but our germination was poor so we will have CDC Spruce available. It is early and high yielding. There is very little green pea seed in the marketplace so if you need green pea seed or are contracting with a buyer get seed ASAP.
AAC Liscard maple pea::
Greg Stamp CCA
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